4th of July Bits & Bobs

4 Jul

859ef434e4bc11e287c922000ae904e6_7Toby Holden West donned his 4th of July finery and what better way to start this holiday post? For all of my fellow Americans, I hope you had a great day. Me? I had a day of epic sloth to make up for how chaotic things have been lately. I turned down every invite I got and spent the day enjoying some much needed alone time reading & watching movies. IT. WAS. BLISS. Back to work tomorrow though.

Lots of stuff to get to tonight, so best get moving. Here’s some quick single updates on various people…

David Luiz's nose surgery was successful...

David Luiz’s nose surgery was successful…

Marcelo, Clarice, Caio, Yasmin & friends had a night out...

Marcelo, Clarice, Caio, Yasmin & friends had a night out…

Alvaro is enjoying his vacay...

Alvaro is enjoying his vacay…

Zoe watered the flowers while doggie Boda watched...

Zoe watered the flowers while doggie Boda watched…

Jesus

Jesus was giving a going away ceremony from Sevilla…

Shakira & Milan

Shakira, Milan and some friends posed together…

BOXYs2HCAAAPaaEXabi started to get back into shape while on vacation. He worked out with a personal trainer at Zubieta, Real Sociedad’s training grounds in San Sebastian.

Cristiano & Irina have been jet setting like crazy. After Indonesia, they moved on to Singapore taking in Universal Studios.

cae65318e3c011e2bee422000a9f14ea_7Cris also participated in an event for the Singapore Olympic Foundation, even giving a demonstration, but we REALLY need to talk about his tan. If you can even call it that. He looks like a frigging Oompa Loompa.

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Pro tip: If you're photographing CR7 in the summer, don't choose an orange background.

Pro tip: If you’re shooting CR7 in the summer, don’t choose an orange background.

OMFG. I just cannot with him. Boyfriend, you are going to look like an ancient alligator handbag by the time you’re 40. I just hope for your sake that’s a spray tan. But if it is, why?

Cris is now in Monaco at the Hotel De Paris Monte Carlo. He’s in a tuxedo, which is always nice, so yeah, there’s that…

Luka got his tennis on with fellow Croatian footballer Dejan Lovren, who plays for Southamption. Luka won! However, Dejan had just played one of their national teammates, Mario Mandzukic which might have had something to do with that!

9a0e377ee3c511e28a5622000a1fbe35_75ef28a8ae27811e2965422000a9f1599_7Kaka arrived in Shanghai to a large crowd of folks – he’s hugely popular in China. Meanwhile, little Luca told his mami that he could comb his hair on his own, which she duly documented. He looks more like his papi every day.

0936a1c8e4a611e288bf22000a9f13cb_7b9506cc2e4b711e28a7322000a1fa414_7da7f577ee4b611e2980b22000ae911a9_7Sergio and Pilar hit the mall (what’s new?) The Daily Mail seemed to think poor Sergio was being dragged to the shops by Pilar. Little do they know it was more than likely the other way around. I’m displeased that Pilar is shopping in a store called Suarez. Hopefully, he’s not like Bloody Mary or Beetlejuice and if we say his name 3 times, he signs to our team and bites FloPeezy. As Lala pointed out in the comments of another post, it’s a jewelry store, but let us not dwell on that because Sergio doesn’t appear to be going in with her. I just can’t bear the shrieking and speculating.  Remember when he went into a wedding shop with Rene and Lara was with him and everyone had a shitfit? Turned out his sister Mirian was getting married. A whole lotta dramz for no reason.

Pretty much everyone else hit the beach and it appears that they were all in Ibiza. First up, Pepe Reina and his family! The kids are getting big and doesn’t Yolanda look amazing for having 4 babies?


Nando, Olalla, Nora & Leo were their adorable selves…

While I was looking for new pictures of them on vacay, I stumbled upon these hilarious shots from Menorca in 2007 where they shared beach space with a nude dreadlocked dude. Olalla seems to be like “Pfffft!” totally ignoring the hippie.  I totally burst out laughing at the sight of the dude, buck naked with his junk hanging out, crouched next to Nando having a discussion. Awkward. I guess it would be one thing if everyone were naked but he kinda, erm, sticks out.

Cesc & Daniella were hanging with Antonella at the beach. What did they do? Leave Leo home to babysit Thiago & Lia? Or is he just keeping it low key because of the tax thing?

Keep in mind that both those ladies have had babies recently. Heck, Daniella has had three kids. They both look terrific.

So during my movie marathon today, I re-watched Real: The Movie. Not sure why I put myself through that again because it’s pretty wretched and there’s not nearly enough Guti. However, it was on in the background while I was doing other things so I survived. I did enjoy watching the interviews after the movie premiere though. Bebe DLo! Bebe Iker! RAUL! (with an Iker/Pepsi photobomb!) Also, Iker looking confused with a basket of fruit in Japan and Guti’s hair blowing in the wind.


I missed this fun video when it came out in mid-May. Gareth Bale & Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain join the Lucozade Powerleague as ringers. It’s pretty adorable.

And it looks like Pipita is really on his way to Arsenal. RM has given him permission to formally reach an agreement with the Gunners. I will miss him, but I’m glad he’s going to a team I enjoy. I mean, either Arsenal or Juventus would have been completely fine with me.

We’ve got to prepare ourselves for an exodus. Apparently, Real Madrid will entertain offers for Coentrao. There are also murmurs that Sami may be on his way out. I think that last one would really destroy me. THINK OF MESUT! SOMEONE THINK OF MESUT!  Aside from that, I think Sami is solid as hell and I would hate to lose him.

Well, I’ve got to get one more post up and then it’s time to get to sleep, provided that my neighbors stop blowing shit up in the backyard sometime soon.  I have to work tomorrow, people! STOP SETTING OFF M-80s!

(Photos courtesy of Twitter, GFSports and lots of tumblrs who slap their watermarks on wire service photographs – they’re self-identified above.)

– Lozil

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23 Responses to “4th of July Bits & Bobs”

  1. Allison July 5, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    I love me some Pepe Reina at the beach. Mmmm mmmm. 😛

    And you know Cris’ tan is all natural! Remember the pics of him on the boat in his tiny yellow shorts? I hope he remembers to moisturize.

    • jellyace July 5, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      What does Cris use for tanning lotion? Merthiolate?

  2. Kel July 5, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    I love the idea that Cesc and co ditched the babies on Leo to go and show off their beach bodies. Like he just came out of the bathroom with all his beach stuff, eager to go and they’ve disappeared, just the babies left behind.

    • Mehreh July 5, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      this mental picture cracks me up. leo in water wingies and a snorkel mask and flippers. OKAY LET’S GO TO THE BEA- and they’re in the car, screaming out of the driveway listening to “party in the USA.”

  3. Matea July 5, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Oh I’m glad you mentioned Dejan Lovren, i was thinking about sending him as a suggestion for Daily Drool, but somehow i always forget.. such an adorable father 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=235708816557597&set=a.114780615317085.10954.100003554418790&type=1&theater

  4. la-la July 5, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I watched the video of that interview with Cris and was FASCINATED by his tan. It’s such a weird colour/consistency, it almost looks like pan stick make-up. Or creosote. When I was a pasty faced nipper back in Wales in the latter part of last century, my friends and I (measly freckled things that we were) used to DREAM of getting a suntan. I’m sure there was an urban myth at some point about tanning pills? (Or did I imagine that?!). That totally looks like what Cris has done. OD’d on fake tanning pills.

    • Mehreh July 5, 2013 at 10:29 am #

      my friend/coworker and i (former, recovered tanorexics) determined cris’ tan is a combo of tanning bed and spray tan. it’s way too orange to be natural. he CAN get that tan, but it takes time and who really has the patience to lay in the sun that long?

  5. jellyace July 5, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Baby Milan is soooo chubby wubby cute!

  6. GoonerKate July 5, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    To answer the “where they left Leo” question, he’s supposed to be in the US on his Messi and Friends tour. I hope he is, because I have tickets for the game in Chicago tomorrow!

    Also, can I express how excited I am about Higuain moving to Arsenal? If that doesn’t work out, I’m going to be really sad. They need him (and his magnificent ass)!

  7. CinematiqueChic July 5, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    The Coentrao situation sucks. He’s really talented, and if Marcelo can’t play for whatever reason we’re going to have a left back problem. Not to mention breaking up the Portuguese bromance. Will nobody think of Cris? Boooo.

  8. Anonymous July 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    anyone know where David Villa holidays? Pics would be appreciated.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

      He’s gone to Ibiza in the past (most of the Spanish ‘ballers seem to end up there in the summer). I’ll keep my eyes peeled for photos and post them when I find some.

  9. Natalie July 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    OK, Christ and his tan, it hurts my eyes and makes my skin crawl. Nando and naked hippy, toooooo funny!!!! I still do not like Daniella but damn, Antonella bounced back after baby quick. And why did David Luiz had a nose job? medical reasons or just wants to make it smaller?

  10. hopechaser July 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    I’ll take Henry over Aguero, Lewandowski, Luiz and Cesc combined any day! The Torres pics I saw during the Confederation Cup and thought they were taken in Brazil. They must be from the pre-CC trip then?

    Ahhh, Xabi….

    • Dr Heidi July 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      wow, that was a picture packed post! Thanks…..just ordered tickets for the Guiness Champions Cup here in Miami next month….please dear god, Sergio, stay safe and uninjured……anyone else going?

      Poor hubby of mine has to tolerate 4 games over 2 days…..I’ll be paying for this for the forseeable future…..and then of course, the Sergio drooling which I must keep to a minimum to make the paybacks more tolerable…..but hey, I’m happy….great teams playing in Miami – Woo Hoo!

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